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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:32:05 +1300
-David Wilkerson - Oct 20, 2010.

One night during a prayer meeting, God told me something about
our church I was not expecting to hear.

The Lord whispered to me, “This church needs shock treatment!
Too many have grown satisfied and complacent. You feel safe and
secure from all the winds and waves of false doctrines sweeping
over the land—but you are not prepared for what is coming!”

Beloved, the message of having the Spirit’s witness functioning in
you is not a request—it is a matter of life and death! If you don’t
have the witness of the Holy Ghost in these last days, you’re not
going to make it! You’ll give in to the coming spirit of the Antichrist!

You need the Holy Spirit witness every day—on your job, at work,
at school. You need to rightly judge politicians and leaders so
you’ll not suddenly be sucked into the antichrist system.

This is what Jesus was trying to tell us about the foolish virgins
who ran out of oil for their lamps. They had a supply of the Holy
Ghost—but they didn’t have his witness at the final moment.

Don’t end up a foolish virgin! If you are running out of oil—trusting
your church or your pastor to keep your soul—then repent! Humble
yourself and search your heart! Cry out to God to rid your soul of
all anger and bitterness. Confess your sins and forsake them.
And depend on God once again for everything!

Get the peace of God in your heart, so you can have a Holy Ghost
witness. And ask the Father for a greater enduement of the Spirit.
Invite him to be your witness and guide in everything!

We face a cost of going all the way with Jesus, but we also will
receive a reward: It is simply the blessing of having Christ stand
with us. There are many other rewards as well (see Matthew 19:29),
but I mention this one because it is all we will ever need.

When Paul was imprisoned in Jerusalem, the whole religious
system wanted to kill him. They accused him of polluting the holy
place and preaching false doctrines. His life was in danger; even
the soldiers were “fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in
pieces” (Acts 23:10). So they took him by force and locked him
away in a castle. The next night the Lord himself spoke to Paul,
and what a word he brought: “Cheer up! There’s even more trouble
to come!”

The cost of following Christ was clear in the lives of these men of
God—and if we are going to be like our Master, then we must
embrace this cost as well. Enduring it becomes a joy because
Jesus promises to stand with us in every situation. And we can
face anything or anyone when we know the Lord stands with us.

So count the cost and know that your reward, in all things, is the
precious presence of Jesus Christ.

SOURCE - http://www.worldchallenge.org/en/node/10279

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